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Patience

Conventional wisdom that tells us a guy should wait three days before calling a girl when she gives you her number.

“That’s great dating advice, Anonymous,” you say, “but what does that have to do with being a production assistant?”

I’m glad you asked.

I was at a networking event last night.  Just drinks at a bar with some like-minded people, no big deal.  I made a few connections, had nice conversations, exchanged business cards (I carry one purporting to be a writer; there’s no need for a PA to have a business card).

I wasn’t at the bar too late (I had a 7:00am call), but someone must’ve left sooner, because I had a friend request come over my phone while I was driving home.

Now, the three days rule isn’t exactly hard and fast, but less than three hours is pushing it. An over-eager gesture at the best of circumstances, but this is me we’re talking about.

If Jerry Bruckheimer gives you his card, sure, by all means, go ahead an email him that night.  But me, a “writer” with no credits to his name and who pays the bills being a PA? Yeah, you can sit on my card for a couple days.

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  1. “Better late than never,” they say. I think “Better early than never” also works. The assumption some people make is that early always trumps late and late always trumps never. Not so. Not so. Although I think you might want to be careful complaining about this…because some people also think later is better than never, but sooner or later, late becomes too late…and too late, after too long, becomes never.

    Also, I thought the rule was 2 days. Maybe that’s just in the Midwest. Fast paced life out here, you know…

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